BMW India today launched the petrol variant of the X3 and the X5 in India, starting at a price of Rs 54.9 lakh and Rs 73.5 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new BMW X3 xDrive28i and BMW X5 xDrive35i will be locally produced at the company’s plant in Chennai. The models are now available across the country in both petrol as well as diesel variants.
Frank Schloeder, President (act.), BMW Group India said, “BMW petrol engines are a potent mixture of dynamics and efficiency, and with the launch of the new BMW X3 and new BMW X5 in petrol variants, we are offering our customers yet another form of sheer driving pleasure. We are presenting a significantly balanced and extremely aspirational product portfolio with the choice of both diesel and petrol variants to suit all our customer requirements.”
The innovative petrol engines from the BMW Efficient Dynamics family offer considerably more spirited power delivery as well as spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, thanks to BMW Twin Power Turbo Technology. The 2.0-litre, four cylinder, petrol engine of the new BMW X3 xDrive28i produces an output of 245 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 6.5 seconds. The 3.0-litre, inline six cylinder, petrol engine of the new BMW X5 xDrive35i produces an output of 306 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 6.5 seconds.
For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with Automatic Hold Function in the new BMW X3 xDrive28i. The new eight-speed Sport Steptronic automatic transmission in the BMW X5 xDrive35i performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts.
BMW xDrive, an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, in the new BMW X3 and BMW X5 monitors the driving situation constantly, is quick to respond and is more efficient than ever. The compact, low-weight and efficient all-wheel-drive system distributes the engine’s power between the front and rear axle exactly to suit the driving situation and the surface. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the vehicle remains directionally stable and distributes drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip and safety.
BMW Connected Drive offers numerous features, pioneering infotainment and unique connectivity. BMW Navigation system Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS) along with BMW apps reflects the high-level of sophisticated technology standards. Systems such as the iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition (including a 26 cm high-definition colour display) , high-end Surround Sound system from Harman Kardon, rear-view camera and touch screen are available in BMW X5 xDrive35i Design Pure Experience.
Moreover, the new BMW X3 xDrive28i xLine comes with iDrive Touch controller with 22.3 cms high-definition colour display, hi-fi loudspeaker system and Rear View camera.
The new BMW X3 xDrive28i is available in Alpine White (non-metallic) and in the following metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Deep Blue and Melbourne Red.
On the other hand, the BMW X5 xDrive35i Design Pure Experience is available in Alpine White (non-metallic) and in the following metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue and Sparkling Brown.
Source : IndiaToday AutoToday